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    Frank should make a stand.

    OK let's take your hypothetical situation on a step and assume that Frank has issued an ultimatum to the club and subsequently walked away. Why would a PL club owner hire a manager who publicly hung his last boss out to dry and then walked off the job while trying to completely absolve...
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    2022/23 Amadou Onana

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    Frank should make a stand.

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    The Pundits

    Some are better at it than others obviously. That's why I don't say they're all great and should be on TV. I'd like good ones who obviously have watched in depth the sides, players and managers they talk about. I don't mind someone who is willing to change an opinion based on things that...
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    The Pundits

    Absolutely. They base their opinions on highlight packages combined with what a player is supposed to be like. It's not even bias so much as laziness and an unwillingness to do the homework. It's the "You know what you're going to get with X or Y" school of thought rather than paying...
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    Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia

    Get a strong middle aged Concert Sq. Beak Lad vibe from that Canada coach. No doubt in my mind that he'd have had Peaky Blinders influenced clothing items in his wardrobe a couple of years back as well.
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    Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia

    Big fan Dave but when you're wrong you're really wrong. Plenty of Martinez criticism over the last 6 years.
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    The Pundits

    I'd quite like to see the odd football journalist given a go. Somebody who's actually watched thousands of games and countless more players through a critical and impartial lens. For all the grief he gets about being the epitome of being a pseudo-hipster football nerd someone like Jonathan...
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    World Cup 2022

    Nothing wrong with the Bosman ruling. The notion that a club should have hold over an out of contract employee is ridiculous whether that employee plays football, sells tickets or whatever. And agents are merely there to negotiate for clients - you can't 'get rid' of them. They're often a...
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    The Moment You Knew He Had Failed...

    Did they? I'm not gonna dig through the statistics but there are plenty of stories from back in the day of axe happy chairmen going through loads of managers and fans demanding a manager out. Even going back to the 70s the likes of Brian Clough was Forests 3rd manager in 2 and a half years. And...
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    2022/23 Frank Lampard

    Whisper it, because it upsets some people, but last Saturday wasn't the end of the world. Were Leicester the better side? Undoubtedly, but that was a game by and large settled by a worldie from for one side and on the other a disjointed midfield steadfastly refusing to even contemplate testing...
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    2022/23 Frank Lampard

    I think Lampard should be given more time - nothing extraordinarily bad has happened so far. It's par for the course that we'll get turned over by a few PL teams who are in and around us as we'll turn over a few of them. Especially when there's 11 changes in a competition that's clearly low...
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    Match Thread Everton v Leicester City - Preview, Match Report & MotM Poll

    The midfield were shocking in parts today. Loose passes, an utter reluctance to attack the box when wide players are in possession and the abdication of responsibility when in possession on the edge of the box was like something from last season - far too fragile to risk something like a shot...
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    Match Thread Everton v Leicester City - Preview, Match Report & MotM Poll

    I hope Onana's been doing some work in training then. Looks a really decent player but seems to have a proper 50p head when going up for a cross. That said, smash these Ebepton. 6-1 Onana headed hat-trick.
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    2022/23 James Garner

    I can definitely see that. If he doesn't get more game time then he'll end up like Tom Cairney and players of that ilk - technically very good footballers who just never seem have an impact at the top level.
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